Mission Trails Regional Park Day Camp

Presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Mission Trails Regional Park Summer Camp

This summer, the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation is offering day camps for children entering first through sixth grades in fall 2024.

Register for Summer Camp at Mission Trails.

Camp Dates
June 10-14: Wild Transformers (grades 1-3) FULL
June 17-21: Makers in Nature Art Camp FULL
June 24-28: Makers in Nature Art Camp (ages 6-10)  FULL
July 8-12: Nature Investigators (grades 4-6)   

Camp Hours
Drop off from 9:00-9:15AM 

Pick up from 3:45-4:00PM 

Extended Day Hours:
Drop off as early as 8:30AM  

Pick up as late as 4:30PM  

Registration: $350
One-time 10% discount on sibling registration  

Extended Day: $100 in addition to the registration fee for the full week 

A summer camp like no other! Campers will take to the trails, play games, make crafts, conduct science experiments, and develop friendships. The explorers will learn about animals and plants, the unique biodiversity of Mission Trails, and Kumeyaay culture. Each session is limited to 30 students to ensure an enriching experience for all campers. Please note that each week is designated for certain age groups, and if you sign up for more than one week, you will need to fill out the forms for each session. Snacks are provided but campers must bring lunch, a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. 

Wild Transformers: Animal and Plant Adaptations
June 10-14: Grades 1-3

Did you know that animals and plants have superpowers? Well, we think they do! Explore alongside the Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation Education team to learn how animals, plants, and even humans survive and thrive in the habitats where they live. Campers will take nature walks, make crafts, and learn all about the thriving community of plants and animals at MTRP.

Makers in Nature Art Camp: Create Art Inspired by Nature

June 17-21: For children 6-10 years of age 

June 24-28: For children 6-10 years of age 

Let Mission Trails be your camper’s inspiration this summer as they get creative in the Makers in Nature Art Camp! During this camp week, children will learn how to interact with nature using their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell to create works of art inspired by their explorations at the park. Campers will be able to experiment with different art mediums and even create sustainable art made from recycled materials. This camp is a must for all crafty nature-loving kiddos.

Nature Investigators: Discover and Explore Nature’s Mysteries
July 8-12: Grades 4-6

Have you ever been curious about the “too crazy to be true”, natural phenomena that happen all around us?! Join us for a week packed full of exploration and scientific explanation. This summer, campers will become Nature Investigators and take to the trails to explore the natural processes that happen at Mission Trails Regional Park. They’ll run science experiments, hear from native storytellers, learn tracking skills, and so much more during the week full of nature investigation.

Camps offered the weeks of June 10, June 17, June 24 and July 8
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Campers must be entering grades 1-6 in fall 2024

One-time 10% discount on siblings with code 10%SIBLING where it reads Redeem Coupon on registration.

Extended day options for $100 in addition to registration fee.

Day Camp Contact
Alissa Lustgarten, Lead Educator
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Day Camp Locations
(Days at each to be determined. Parents will be notified.)

Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
One Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119


Mission Trails Regional Park Kumeyaay Lake Campground (Map)
Two Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119

If you will be sending your child with medication, please complete the MTRP Day Camp Medication Form and bring it with the medication on the first day of camp.

Program Cancellation Policy

No refunds are given for programs canceled by the registrant less than 14 days prior to the program date. For cancellations made by registrants more than 14 days prior to the first date of the program, an 80% refund will be given. Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation reserves the right to cancel any program. If MTRP Foundation cancels the camp, all program fees will be refunded.

Cancellation of day camps may occur if there is insufficient enrollment. In such a case, a full refund will be provided.

Register for Summer Camp